• TOP STORIES

Pakistan has established role in Kashmir issue: Omar

Emphasizes sustained dialogue with neighbouring country;

Hits out at PDP for claiming to solve dispute on its own with support of 40 Assembly members

GK NEWS NETWORK

Pattan, Aug 31: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said Pakistan has a role in Kashmir issue, which has been established by several bilateral agreements.Strongly criticizing PDP Patron Mufti Muhammad Sayed, without naming him, for his reported statement, the Chief Minister said: “The role of More


Assembly polls can be held any time: Azad

‘We want at least 50 seats this time’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Aug 31: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad, today hinted at early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and ruled out, though covertly, any pre-poll alliance with present alliance National Conference.Party insiders said that during the day-long convention here More


Congress takes on NC for ‘luring’ Ishfaq Jabbar

Fighting election is not Kargil war: Ambika Soni

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Aug 31: Taking a dig at its alliance partner National Conference for “luring” its leader from Ganderbal, Ishfaq Jabbar, Congress Saturday said that parties in coalition should not “indulge in such tactics” and not fight elections like “they are fighting Kargil war.”“This is very More


Party workers protest amid Azad-Soz bonhomie

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Aug 31: Even as today’s Congress party convention suggested end of ‘cold war’ between Ghulam Nabi Azad and Prof Saif-u-Din Soz, with one-time rivals sharing the dais, the fissures within the party seem to be alive.The bickering within the party came in public yet again after party workers More


CM visits Shalimar, reviews arrangements

Zubin Mehta Concert

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 31: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday visited Shalimar Garden here to take stock of arrangements made in connection with the Zubin Mehta music concert scheduled to be held on September 7.The authorities also gave final shape to security arrangements for the concert. Besides Police More


Kichloo booked in Slapgate

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kishtwar, Aug 31: Police today formally registered a case against former Minister of State for Home, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo, for allegedly slapping an official.Official sources said that following rejection of a revision petition filed before sessions court here, police formally registered an FIR More


Fearing backlash, Govt delays property tax

Law department withholds notification for setting up Property Tax Board

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Aug 31: Facing widespread criticism over the proposed constitution of Property Tax Board in Jammu and Kashmir, the State government is caught in a catch-22 situation over setting up of the body, which was cleared by the State Cabinet two weeks ago.The State government, according to reliable More


5 militants killed in Tangdhar

Hunt on for 6th gunman: Army

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Aug 31: Day after the killing of five militants in Ganderbal District of Central Kashmir, Army Saturday said that they killed five more militants while foiling an infiltration bid in Tangdhar Sector in frontier district of Kupwara.The militants were killed by 5/5 Gurkhah Regiment in More





  • Briefs

Preng observes shutdown

SHEIKH NAZIR

Ganderbal, Aug 31: Preng township of Kangan continued to observe shutdown for the second consecutive day today.The township witnessed a 7-hour long encounter between militants and forces which during the More



  • National

Yasin Bhatkal a 'big fish' for Indian security agencies: Shinde

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 31: Calling Yasin Bhatkal a "big fish" for security agencies, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said his arrest will help establish the role played by elements based in Pakistan in More




  • Opinion

Musician without a conscience

I don’t deem it a “privilege” to listen to Zubin Mehta

BARBER SHOP BANTER

IBN HUSSAIN

The widespread opposition to Zubin Mehta performing in Srinagar is right but for wrong reasons. The letter written to the German Ambassador by some enlightened members of our civil society invokes the More



  • GK Magazine

Islands of fish and fruit

South Pacific is much more than its big countries. Scattered, somewhat invisible, there is a profound life here

Dateline Srinagar

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

They seemed to mean little to geography, looked inconsequential to knowledge, and hence we would ignore them. The tiny dots - the small islands scattered in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and Indonesia More




  • Gkeducation&Career

All about Talent Search Exams

These talent search exams are designed to benefit students and institutions

OPPORTUNITIES

DR.SEEMIN RUBAB

The fact that the talent should be identified and nurtured from the very beginning is the genesis of all talent search examinations. Moreover these tests are designed to enable students and institutions More



  • Gk Features

Rediscovering Kashmir’s Forgotten Classical Music

Sufiyana Mausiqi has gradually faded away from the social and cultural life of Kashmir

FORGOTTEN LEGACY

NAUSHEEN NASEER

Mohammad Yaqoob Sheikh places his santoor on a wooden stand and picks up a pair of finely carved wooden mallets or kalems. He holds them carefully between his index and middle fingers. A deep, gripping More



  • Business

CROSS-LOC TRADE IN DOCK

42 traders blacklisted

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Aug 31: Security agencies in Kashmir have recommended blacklisting of over 40 businessmen engaged in cross-LoC trade citing their relatives’ “militancy links” in the past. The move is seen More



  • Sports

Sodhi conferred Khel Ratna; Arjuna awards for 14 others

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Aug 31: Robbed of some sheen due to selection controversies this year, the National Sports Awards were presented  today to the country's top athletes and coaches with shooter Ronjan Sodhi More



  • Kashmir

School buses turn death traps for kids

Parents Worried As Accidents Mount; ‘Safety Of Students Our Prime Responsibility’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Aug 31: A mother watches her 5-year old baby crushed to death by a bus driver. The baby Muntaha Gulzar student of junior nursery at a private school here was dropped by school bus at Mujgund More



  • Srinagar City

Medicos concerned over environmental degradation

Political Pollution Most Dangerous, Says Prof G Q Allaqaband; We All Need To Save Dal: Prof Zargar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Aug 31: Prominent doctors on Saturday expressed serious concern over environmental degradation in Kashmir and stressed upon for collective measures to save Valley’s fragile ecosystem. Speaking More




  • Jammu

BGSBU teachers-admin standoff continues

VC URGES FRATERNITY TO RESUME CLASS WORK

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Aug 31: The teaching fraternity of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) on Saturday  intensified its ongoing indefinite strike and staged a protest rally to press for implementation More



  • South Asia

Pak judicial panel to visit Mumbai in September

Islamabad/Lahore, Aug 31: An eight-member Pakistani judicial commission will visit India from September 7 to cross-examine witnesses of the Mumbai attacks in order to take forward the prosecution of seven More



  • World

China, Pakistan pledge to further boost military ties

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Aug 31: Bracing up to hold a 20-day joint exercise between their Air Forces, China and Pakistan today "pledged to further boost" the cooperation between the two militaries.Vice Chairman of Central More




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